After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the last two months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding finalists for our annual BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Fall Female Player of the Year award.
The winner will receive a trophy from BlueStreak Sports Training and the Stamford Advocate.
Here are the finalists and their accomplishments (based on information submitted by coaches):
RACHEL BURSTON, WESTHILL SWIMMING: Burston, a freshman, had an undefeated regular season and won the FCIAC and CIAC Class LL championships. She finished third in the State Open meet and set school records in both the 6 and 11 dives.
MADISON HENDRY, WILTON FIELD HOCKEY: Hendry, one of the state’s top scorers and midfielders, finished with 19 goals and 21 assists to lead the Warriors to the CIAC Class M state title.
KAT HUBER, DARIEN FIELD HOCKEY: Huber ended the season with 8 goals and 13 assists and was considered one of the state’s best two-way midfielders, specializing in her defensive play to help lead the Blue Wave to a share of the FCIAC title and the CIAC Class L championship.
EMILY NELSON, FAIRFIELD LUDLOWE VOLLEYBALL: One of the state’s top hitters, Nelson led the Falcons to a share of their first FCIAC title and to the state semifinals, finishing with 247 kills, 160 service points and 131 digs in 21 matches.
MADDIE RUSCH, NEW CANAAN SWIMMING: Rusch broke her previous record in becoming the first person to win the 50 free at the FCIAC Championships four straight years. Rusch won the 50 free, 100 butterfly and was part of two winning relays at the CIAC Class L meet; and the 50 free, was part of two winning relays and took second in the 100 butterfly at the State Open meet. She set three individual school records and was part of three relays that set school records.
SABRINA TOOLE: ST. JOSEPH GIRLS SOCCER: Toole, a center back, was considered one of the state’s top defensive players, and finished with 10 goals to lead the Cadets to a share of the FCIAC championship and to the title game of the CIAC Class M Tournament.
Those are the six finalists. You have until noon on Wednesday to select the 2012 BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Fall Female Player of the Year.